For those not in the know this week is the giant computer trade show Computex which is being held in Taipei, Taiwan and as expected with Microsoft's Windows 8 launch just around the corner we've been getting our first glimpses of lots of new Windows 8 hardware including a bevy of tablets starting with Acer and their introduction of their first Windows 8 tabs.
Coming in two flavors, the 11.6 inch W700 and the 10.1 inch W510, the W700 features a high resolution full HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080 with 10 finger touch support. It ships with a cradle that let's the user rotate the tablet for landscape or portrait viewing and it offers over 8 hours of battery life. It's also being positioned as a desktop replacement with a full keyboard offered via bluetooth and such specs as Dolby Home Theater audio, thunderbolt, MicroHDMI, USB 3.0, headphone jack, power button, stereo speakers and more. There's also a 5mp camera on the rear as well as microphone.
The little brother, W50 is a 10.1 inch tablet sporting a more standard 1366 x 768 resolution IPS display with a detachable chiclet keyboard dock that includes a built-in battery that when used with the tablet provides an outstanding 18 hours of battery power. Other features include docking port and latch, speakers on each side, a SIM card slot, microSD, micro-USB and HDMI ports, as well as a volume rocker and microphone, power button, lock toggle and headphone jack up top. The chipset is assumed to an x86 Ivy Bridge variety but no word on pricing. We expect to see these beauties available at the Windows 8 launch in October.